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June 26, 2022

Ski: Canada claims gold medal in team sprint

The Canadian men upset the hosting Norwegians for the gold medal on Wednesday at the World Ski Championships in Oslo in the team cross country sprint, according to skiracing.com. The team of Devon Kershaw and Alex Harvey edged the heavily favored Nor­wegians Petter Northug and Ola Vigen Hattestad for the gold, with Harvey out-sprinting Hattestad through the customary fog to the finish. It marked the first ever Nordic world title for Canada. Russia got the bronze powering past Finland in the final lap.

Harvey said, “We’re really, really happy the way the race unfold for us… we both were in really good shape our skis were running good.”

Sweden took an all Scan­dinavia women’s team gold a little more than three seconds ahead of Finland with hosting Norway – minus triple gold medalist Marit Bjoergen – picking up the bronze. Olympic 10-k champion Charlotte Kalla kicked into high gear at the start of the final lap and held off the Finnish squad of Aino Kaisa Saarinen and Krista Lahtennmaki.

Jason Lamy Chappuis battled heavy fog and deteriorating conditions at the Nordic World Ski Championships to claim France’s first gold in Oslo in the Nordic combined, according to Euro­sport. The 24-year-old was well down in the Nordic combined normal hill, the event he won Olympic gold in last year, on Saturday finishing well outside the medals in 15th.

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